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Current Affairs Question and Answers 10 January 2022

  • Question 2 :
  • Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology has been inaugurated in which university?

  • AChandigarh University
  • BMadras University
  • CAllahabad University
  • DDelhi University
  • Explanation:

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology at Chandigarh University on January 3, 2021. The research centre has been established with the objective of training students in space science, satellite development and to meet future challenges in space research. The state-of-the-art centre will be the Ground Control Station for Chandigarh University's Student Satellite (CUSat).

  • Question 4 :
  • New Covid-19 variant IHU has been detected in which country?

  • ADenmark
  • BSpain
  • CGermany
  • DFrance
  • Explanation:

    A new COVID-19 variant, IHU has been identified in France, which is reported to be more infectious than the Omicron variant. Around 12 cases of the new variant have been reported near Marseilles in France. They have been linked to travel to the African country Cameroon. The new variant has been dubbed as B.1.640.2.

  • Question 6 :
  • Which country is facing unrest due to a sudden spike in fuel prices?

  • ATurkmenistan
  • BOman
  • CBahrain
  • DKazakhstan
  • Explanation:

    A Russian-led alliance has sent peacekeeping troops to Kazakhstan to manage the ongoing unrest and restore order in the country after a request from Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. On January 4th, thousands of protesters stormed government buildings in Kazakhstan, clashing with the police officials after a sudden fuel energy price hike.

  • Question 7 :
  • Abdalla Hamdok resigned as Prime Minister of which nation on January 2, 2022?

  • AEgypt
  • BTanzania
  • CSudan
  • DYemen
  • Explanation:

    Prime Minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok resigned on January 2, 2022, more than two months after a coup as well as another deadly crackdown on the protestors, with the military now firmly in control. He has resigned six weeks after returning to his post in a deal with the military which stated that this could save a transition of Sudan towards democracy.

  • Question 8 :
  • Who has become the 34th Indian to lead India in Test matches?

  • ACheteshwar Pujara
  • BHanuma Vihari
  • CK L Rahul
  • DRishabh Pant
  • Explanation:

    KL Rahul has become the 34th Indian to lead India in Test matches after he took on the skipper's role during India's second test against South Africa at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg on January 3, 2022. Indian test captain Virat Kohli is not a part of the playing XI due to an upper back spasm.

  • Question 9 :
  • Which nation won the U-19 Asia Cup on December 31, 2021?

  • ASri Lanka
  • BIndia
  • CSouth Africa
  • DAustralia
  • Explanation:

    India beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to lift the under-19 Asia Cup in Dubai on December 31, 2021 in a rain-interrupted final. India under the leadership of Yash Dhull won through the Duckworth Lewis method (DLS) as the match was reduced to 38 overs due to rain interruption.

  • Question 10 :
  • All International passengers will have to undergo mandatory quarantine for how many days as per the latest government guidelines?

  • A14 days
  • B10 days
  • C7 days
  • D5 days
  • Explanation:

    As per the guidelines released by the Government of India on January 7, 2022, all the passengers flying from abroad will have to home quarantine themselves for a week after landing in India and get themselves tested on the eighth day. The passengers coming from at-risk countries and testing negative on arrival will also have to do the same. The Central Government has also updated its list of 'at-risk' countries and has increased the number of countries to 19.

  • Question 11 :
  • India's first unique ‘Rock’ museum has been inaugurated in which city?

  • ABengaluru
  • BLucknow
  • CHyderabad
  • DPune
  • Explanation:

    The Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh on January 6, 2022, inaugurated India’s first unique ‘Rock’ museum in Hyderabad. The Union Minister later also addressed the Hyderabad scientists at the CSIR- National Geophysical Research Institute.

  • Question 12 :
  • Which country is ranked at the top of ICC World Test Championship Points Table 2021-23?

  • AAustralia
  • BEngland
  • CIndia
  • DSouth Africa
  • Explanation:

    Australia is ranked at the top of the ICC World Test Championship Points Table 2021-23 with 36 points and 100 percentage of points, followed by Sri Lanka at second place with 24 points and 100 percentage of points and Pakistan at third place with 36 points and 75 percentage of points.

  • Question 15 :
  • Who will India in the ICC Women's World Cup 2022?

  • AHarmanpreet Kaur
  • BSmriti Mandhana
  • CJhulan Goswami
  • DMithali Raj
  • Explanation:

    Veteran cricketer Mithali Raj will lead India in the ICC Women's World Cup 2022, while all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur will be the deputy skipper. Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma will open for India with Yastika Bhatiya as the third opener option. Jhulan Goswami will be leading India's pace attack along with Meghna Singh and Pooja Vastrakar.